Thank youâs: Tablist.net, Community Scratch Music, Szene Musik & Digi Crates Records.
Produced by Minimal-Orchestra (Inferno.79) & Chinch 33. Scratches by Chinch 33. Artwork by Chinch 33.
Mastered by Raphael Reuter for Fedupfactions Productions. 2010.
Reviewer:Community Skratch Music -
October 18, 2010 Subject:
Written by John Lillis
This isn’t street music, it’s dark alley music. If Hitchcock was still alive, wore hoodies and had a tendency to cut up paranoia-drenched vocal samples over the heaviest of drums; he’d definitely be hanging out with Germany’s Bedlam Mind. Released on the ever-expanding Community Skratch Music label, ‘Hypermetabola’ is an intense moody stumble into the grey dimensions of collaborators Minimal Orchestra and Chinch 33, filled with 10 viral tracks that push the listener further into their bio-chemical and psychologically-obsessed world. This is indeed an intense body of work, with no respite from the terrifying nightmare it strives to paint in our sub-conscious, which ultimately benefits the experience for those brave enough to venture into these ominous skratch terrains. Minimal Orchestra’s production lies somewhere between John Carpenter’s panic-ridden soundtrack work and the acid-freakouts of French nutjob Jean Pierre Massiera; a suitably sinister sonic sculpture for Chinch 33 to overlay some choice 1940′s dialogue scrapes and scratches. And its all exceedingly dope. The opening introduction stands as a perfect statement of intent, a climatic piece that grows continually more threatening with the use of it’s sensationally menacing pounding floor toms. There’s no sunshine to be found as you creep further into the album, but tracks such as ‘Poison’ and ‘Sickness’ underline how fantastic and addictive the dark-side can be. These fiends never push the showboating in terms of wrist-&-fader skills, instead focusing on creating something of true depth and atmosphere throughout. Yes, positive smiley people will hate this music, but that, of course, is the point. This is one for the heads, for the souls who watch a muted-Clockwork Orange on 8mm projectors and blast Madlib instrumentals in the background while drinking detergent for kicks. Probably the strongest release so far on the Community Skratch label, Bedlam Mind have created a world that D-Styles occasionally hinted existed on ‘Phantasmagora’. Grab some candles and a Ouija board and bang this shit until the Satan appears. Awesome.